Afallen boosted

The negative impact of global heating on agriculture has wiped out the gains due to technological advances over the last 60 years ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฅ€

Whilst there's certainly a debate to be had about what sort of farming we need, what's beyond doubt is we are putting the ability of humanity to feed ourselves at risk by our current emissions trajectory.

climatenewsnetwork.net/global-

Afallen boosted

Dear Fediverse, we announce:

ActivityPub for Administrations

Our members at #SocialHub are very busy preparing for our European Commission events. In two webinars and a workshop we'll introduce EU representatives to @activitypub and its applications on the #fediverse

Besides focus on deploying #activitypub apps in EU institutions, we'll establish liaison, and will hopefully broaden mutual co-op in future.

We organize together with @NGIZero who provide great support!

socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/

You've got to love ; a 'teal' organisation (afallen.cymru/2021/01/25/reinv) which is passionate about making the world a better place ๐Ÿ‘โœŠ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒŽ

Here's their latest video, and it's about community-owned energy

eu.patagonia.com/gb/en/wethepo

Afallen boosted

If, like us, you're a big fan of nature-based solutions to tackle climate change adaptation challenges, you will ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜ this European Environment Agency report which describes good practice across the EU ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฑ

Afallen boosted
Afallen boosted

The Catalyst Open Source Academy (introducing highschool-aged kids to #FOSS!) is a NZ FOSS institution. So cool to see this tangible effort to increase diversity and knowledge in the FOSS community: catalyst.net.nz/blog/catalyst-

Blue Carbon - that which is stored in marine habitats - has a very important role to play in balancing the flow of carbon in our ecosystems.

However, a range of human activity is making our marine environment less resilient, and less able to play a role in maintaining our climate equilibrium.

iwa.wales/agenda/2021/04/54027

Billie-Jade Thomas of the Marine Conservation Society writes in this article for the Institute of Welsh Affairs

Afallen boosted

Welsh Government has imposed tough new energy efficiency requirements on new homes built from 2022 onwards gov.wales/written-statement-en
That's the plus. The minus is that:

1. We've wasted more than 10 years since Jane Davidson put us on the path to zero carbon homes back in the late '000's (which was then scrapped by Welsh Government), and
2. We then had a second chance with the Part L review in 2012, but Welsh Government decided to pick the lowest possible 'improvement' which had already been met

This interesting article from the Democratic Society argues that climate resilience requires the participation of the community, and transparency from decision-makers demsoc.org/blog/climate-resili

It's a thought-provoking piece - particularly for those who might be thinking about developing a

Afallen boosted

"NFTs Are a Pyramid Scheme and People Are Already Losing Money"

fstoppers.com/opinion/nfts-are

"To many, itโ€™s a means of overthrowing the existing regime; when you look a little closer, you realize that itโ€™s just an extreme manifestation of neoliberalism. Instead of convincing you to buy stuff that you donโ€™t need, theyโ€™re convincing you to buy imaginary optimism based on a mass enchantment. "

Afallen boosted

Gair y Dydd: cyhydnos geiriadur.ac.uk/gpc/gpc.html?c โ€“ bydd y nos a'r dydd yr un hyd yfory.

Word of the Day: cyhydnos 'equinox': geiriadur.ac.uk/gpc/gpc.html?c โ€“ it's the spring equinox tomorrow so the day and night will be the same length, from 'cyhyd' 'equal length' and 'nos' 'night'.

Wales' transport strategy, Llwybr Newydd, has been published ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿฆฝ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿฆผ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿšฒ๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿšˆ gov.wales/sites/default/files/

Kudos to Welsh Government - they have the priorities right. They are focusing on reducing the need to travel (by bringing services closer to people); supporting 'sustainable' transport (which includes public transport); and encouraging active travel.

It's also a very attractive and readable document. Something for the weekend?!

Afallen boosted

As a company set up to help organisations implement the Future Generations Act in practical, achievable ways, this report is of great interest ๐Ÿ”Ž๐Ÿ•ต business.senedd.wales/document

The conclusions and recommendations include:
*Public bodies have not done enough to change their culture to align with the principles of the Act
*Public bodies have not taken advantage of the expertise of third and private sectors to support their work under the Act

This powerful and well-researched report from Plan International describes how it is to grow up as a girl in ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿง’โ†—๏ธ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ plan-uk.org/act-for-girls/girl

Headlines include:
*Gender stereotyping and sexism shape many aspects of education
*Sexism is a fuel for the frustration girls feel about participating in sport
*Public sexual harassment is experienced by half of girls aged 14-21 and has a serious impact on them
*The digitalisation of sexual harassment is an increasing problem.

Afallen boosted

FOUND female Black and Tan Chihuahua CULVER (On the A4232)
14/03/2021
Area : CF5
Name : Now at Cardiff Dogs Home on West Point Ind Estate in Cardiff.
Contact : 029 2071 1243 or email hello@therescuehotel.com

Show older
Tลตt Cymru | Toot Wales

The independent social network for Wales, the Welsh, and everyone else! | Y rhwydwaith gymdeithasol annibynnol i Gymru. Tลตt is the social media network that puts YOU in charge. No data mining, no silly ads. Your Wales, your voice, join today! Tลตt ywโ€™r rhwydwaith gymdeithasol syโ€™n rhoi rheolaeth i TI. Dim cloddio data, dim hysbysebion twp. Dy Gymru, dy lais, ymuna heddiw!